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Sony Pictures TV launches non-scripted label

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched a UK-based non-scripted label, to be led by producer and director Alan Brown. Based out of SPT’s London office, Human aims to create international content ...
January 19, 2018

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) has launched a UK-based non-scripted label, to be led by producer and director Alan Brown.

Based out of SPT’s London office, Human aims to create international content based on existing IP and that of the broader Sony family. It will also develop its own factual entertainment formats.

Most recently, Brown worked at indie media group Twofour and NBC Universal, where he ran their Chocolate label, creating series for the UK and The Manners of Downton Abbey for PBS. He also worked at UK prodcos such as the BBC, ITV and Talkback.

Brown’s production, development and commissioning credits include The Apprentice, The Restaurant and Honey, We’re Killing the Kids. The executive hasoverseen a range of documentaries, including I Love 80s. He has received nominations from the RTS, BAFTA, Grierson and Golden Rose.

Human reports to Wayne Garvie, president of SPT International Production.

“Non-scripted content — whether documentaries or entertainment formats — is a key part of our overall content strategy,” said Garvie, in a statement. ”Within the Sony group we have multiple sources of intellectual property, many stories to tell; Alan will help us unlock this potential through the Human label”.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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